Bernie Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone

Goodwood Festival of Speed to honor Bernie Ecclestone

This year, attendees of the Goodwood Festival of Speed won't be treated to a celebration of a particular marque or manufacturer. Instead, the 2017 Festival of Speed will honor the legendary and controversial Formula One figure Bernie Ecclestone. Ecclestone was chosen as the central feature after... read more

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Bernie Ecclestone Quits F1 Board Following Bribery Indictment

Claims of bribery by prosecutors in Germany continue to haunt Bernie Ecclestone, with the allegations getting so serious that the British billionaire and Formula One... read more January 16, 2014 by

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F1 Boss Bernie Ecclestone Indicted For Bribery In Germany

As if Formula 1 weren't already as much a technological soap opera as a race series, the series' boss, Bernie Ecclestone, is adding some extra drama to the 2013 season, this... read more July 17, 2013 by

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Bernie Ecclestone To Buy The Nürburgring? Not Quite

The commercial rights to the legendary Nürburgring circuit in Germany went up for sale in May, following the insolvency of its operator Nürburgring GmbH (the track... read more July 8, 2013 by

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Bernie Ecclestone Tries To Dodge U.S. Bribery Lawsuit

If you’ve followed the Bernie Ecclestone F1 bribery case over the past two years, you know that it has more intrigue than a John le Carré spy novel. In fact, the... read more February 11, 2013 by

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Formula One Returns To The Nürburgring In 2013

When Germany’s storied Nürburgring circuit declared bankruptcy last July, the fate of the German Grand Prix at the track seemed anything but certain. With the... read more February 1, 2013 by

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New Jersey's Grand Prix Of America Postponed To 2014

For months there have been rumblings that the 2013 Grand Prix of America, set to run on June 16 in Weehawken, NJ, would be postponed until 2014. While a specific reason... read more October 19, 2012 by

Bernie Ecclestone

Did Bernie Ecclestone Get Married (Again)?

The definition of insanity, the saying goes, is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. To this point, Formula One czar Bernie Ecclestone... read more August 27, 2012 by

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Ecclestone's Legal Problems Mount Amid London GP Rumors

Bernie Ecclestone is throwing a great big smoke screen over his legal troubles by pontificating about anything but the German court case that went against his former ally... read more June 28, 2012 by

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Bernie Ecclestone Offers To Fund London Formula 1 Race:

How badly does Bernie Ecclestone want to see Formula 1 run on the streets of London? Bad enough to offer up $55 million of his own personal fortune, and bad enough to waive... read more June 28, 2012 by

Circuit layout for Grand Prix of America

New Jersey F1 Race On Hold, Street Circuit Not Ready

Formula 1 racing in the U.S. has had a rough time over the five years since its ignominious last appearance at Indy. The Circuit of the Americas is rapidly shaping up as the... read more June 27, 2012 by

Bernie Ecclestone and Tina Zegg show off 2 million euro Hublot BB watch

Banker Admits Taking Bribes From Bernie: F1 Boss Back In Spotlight

Despite being the ultra-rich boss of Formula 1, Bernie Ecclestone hasn't had an easy coupe of years. Back in December 2010, he was beaten and robbed of his Hublot watch. Then... read more June 20, 2012 by

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CVC Sells Down Its Stake In Formula One

In March of 2012, private equity firm CVC Capital owned a 63.4 percent stake in Formula One, and rumor had it that CVC was looking to reduce its ownership in the sport. Last... read more June 20, 2012 by

Ferrari at the 2011 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix

Formula 1 Gearing Up For IPO And Singapore Exchange Listing?

We first heard rumblings that the commercial rights to the highest echelon of motorsports, Formula 1, might be for sale early last year, and then just last month reports... read more April 26, 2012 by

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Ecclestone Gives Austin F1 Track One More Week

The promoters of next year's proposed U.S. Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas outside Austin, TX have another week to fill Bernie Ecclestone's coffers and ensure the race... read more December 1, 2011 by

Circuit of the Americas Track Signage - Anne Proffit photo

Circuit Of The Americas Construction Grinds To A Halt - Again

There is no joy in Austin, TX, which is intending to hold its first Formula One race in November of 2012. With a partially outlined race circuit and squabbles between the... read more November 15, 2011 by


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